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Fallout: New Vegas
« on: February 04, 2010, 08:27:44 AM »

Why, hello there, new Fallout game planned for the end of this year!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/TNquX3rPFcA&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/TNquX3rPFcA&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;fs=1</a>

Looks neat-o. 




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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 08:14:40 AM »
A real teaser. But one key spoiler was the New California Republic flag.But I really want to know what the BoS are doing in the game.

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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 08:33:59 AM »
While the teaser tells us very little (by design, I'm sure), as long as Obsidian doesn't get pressured to put out another unfinished product like KotOR II, this will probably be a very fun game with the mechanics of Fallout 3 and the neon lights of Vegas.



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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 11:25:36 PM »
MMmmyes, I know nothing about the Fallout universe before 3.  3 was amazing, on my first playthrough I thought I veered off on a decent number of sidequests, on my second playthrough I realized I had only scratched the surface.  In a nutshell, huge ass game and I want the GOTY edition.

That said, Obsidian has me scared because of KOTOR 2.  It was about 20% as good as the first.  Lame plot, boring characters, unbalanced gameplay (HOW did they screw THAT up?!) and the bugs.  Oh the bugs!  I enlisted a party member only to find an exact replica of her still hanging around a town, people sitting on air and typing onto non existent keyboards, glitches that reduced the frame rate to a crawl... one of the worst sequels ever.

So I'm torn on what to expect, like hearing Uwe Bowl is making a Halo movie.

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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 03:56:45 PM »
Yeah. I'm really worried Obsidian will fuck it up.


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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 05:29:59 PM »
Obsidian really will have to hit this one out of the park to dig themselves out of the ditch they made with KotOR II. I hope they will, though.



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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 05:44:12 PM »
KotoR II is fine, it just wasn't given enough development time, hence the bugs and abortive ending.  They also did Neverwinter Nights 2, and that's a great sequel too.


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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 09:40:52 PM »
KotoR II is fine, it just wasn't given enough development time, hence the bugs and abortive ending.  They also did Neverwinter Nights 2, and that's a great sequel too.

Never got around to NWN2. Mostly because my computer won't handle it (yep - it sucks that much). I actually like KotOR II quite a bit - in some ways more than the first (gameplay mostly). I'm just hoping Obsidian learned their lesson and won't crumble to pressure from anyone in order to get the game out before it's 100% ready. A Fallout game in Vegas has a lot of promise, so they have a lot of expectations to live up to here.



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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010, 09:49:10 PM »
What does worry me is that Alpha Protocol - Obsidian's other game - has been pushed back twice now.  Now maybe it's because they want more people on the higher profile game, or that they're giving the development team time to get the game right, but its original release was September last year.  That's always disconcerting.


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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 11:24:10 AM »
Has anyone seen the new screenshots or know where I can find them? Ive searched online and could only find descriptions :(

1 Minute Later Edit: Found It!

http://www.nma-fallout.com/
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 05:27:52 PM »
I'm surprised nma have stuff on the new Fallout, considering the sort of position they were taking (or at least the people in their community) on the new Fallout games in general.  The scans look neat though. 


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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 11:54:49 AM »
NMA (editors included) took a negative stance on Fallout 3 since before the first screenshots even posted. As more and more info on Fallout 3, news on the site was appended with increasingly snarky commentary (the comments section moreso).

The primary objections were:

* Diverging from the originals artstyle to a more mainstream Gears of War style.
* Use of the Oblivion engine (massive discussions about the evils of real time/first person combat).
* It wasn't Van Buren.

Most people neutral or supportive of Bethesda left NMA because of the negativity (myself included), which made the vocal anti-fans un-contended in the community. Bethseda even change content before release because of the negativity, including scaling back the foul language and humor more prevalent in the E3 previews because it wasn't "Fallout style".

They seem to be taking a neutral/positive approach to New Vegas simply because Obsidian seems to be trying really hard to stick to Fallout/Fallout 2 art/gameplay style. The new logo has way more in common with the original Fallout logo than Fallout 3, and it has much stricter adherence with the quirky 50's pulp sci-fi comic aesthetics of the original games.

I was personally neutral on the Original vs F3 debates and found Fallout 3 to a excellent game on its own despite its divergences. The free exploration of the wasteland alone was worth the price of admission. If New Vegas has the same gameplay with better balancing, quirky/retro style, and improved story, then it's should be a must buy game.


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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 04:58:29 PM »
What also might appease the NMA guys is that Obsidian was formed by some of the Black Isle and Interplay guys, who had a hand in the original Fallout games. 


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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 07:11:59 AM »
What does worry me is that Alpha Protocol - Obsidian's other game - has been pushed back twice now.  Now maybe it's because they want more people on the higher profile game, or that they're giving the development team time to get the game right, but its original release was September last year.  That's always disconcerting.

Not neccessarily. Delays are frustrating and often point to a developer who is struggling with ironing out all the kinks in the game, but look at Batman Arkham Asylum. That was delayed a few months, and turned out to be an awesome game.

As for Alpha Protocol, supposedly the development team is done with it now and has moved full force onto Fallout New Vegas...
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 07:20:30 AM »
What does worry me is that Alpha Protocol - Obsidian's other game - has been pushed back twice now.  Now maybe it's because they want more people on the higher profile game, or that they're giving the development team time to get the game right, but its original release was September last year.  That's always disconcerting.

Not neccessarily. Delays are frustrating and often point to a developer who is struggling with ironing out all the kinks in the game, but look at Batman Arkham Asylum. That was delayed a few months, and turned out to be an awesome game.

As for Alpha Protocol, supposedly the development team is done with it now and has moved full force onto Fallout New Vegas...

In the case of Alpha Protocol, there was a few rumblings about it before its original release date, and it wasn't officially delayed until very close to then either.  I'm hoping for the best, because I thought it looked awesome, but I just hope it hasn't been forgotten because of Fallout.